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Parents for St James prepare to host their annual quiz night to raise money for the Unsung Heroes reward fund

Posted in: Latest News on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Parents for St James prepare to host their annual quiz night

Thursday 25th April will see this year’s Parents for St James quiz night take place in the Hall at St James. Starting at 7.00pm and finishing at 9.00pm, the evening, apart from being great fun, raises money for the St James Reward Fund which finances places for unsung student heroes on a reward trip at the end of the school year. Teams can have up to 6 members and the cost is £1 per person to enter.
On the night, teams will battle their way through a number of different quiz rounds, with questions provided by the quiz masters and students from St James.

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Exam Study Guide!

Posted in: Latest News on Friday, April 19th, 2013
ExamStudyGuide

Below is a Study guide to help students revise using the set timetables.

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Summer 2013 Exam Timetable

Posted in: Latest News on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Summerexam

Summer Exam Timetable has been released. To download it please click the link below.

Summer 2013 Timetable

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Pinhoe Spartans Ability Counts – Inclusive Football Training.

Posted in: Latest News on Monday, April 15th, 2013
Inclusive Football Training

Inclusive Football Training

Pinhoe Spartans Ability Counts football training is for

boys and girls age 8 – 15 with a disability and/or special needs.

Friday Evenings

7.00 – 8.00pm

Cost:  £2 per player

Venue:  Exeter School (Astroturf Pitch),

Barack Road – opposite the RD&E Hospital

The club is open to children with autism, aspergers, learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments, deaf or hearing impaired; and all abilities – beginners, improvers and more advanced football players are all welcome.

The club offers players the chance to play together as a team in matches against other disability football clubs across Devon, in the Devon Ability Counts Football League for disabled players.

Please contact Andy Barefoot if you would like any further details on 07866 107579 or email andy.barefoot@virgin.net

Pinhoe Spartans Disability Football Training

main goal is enjoyment for all

and we welcome boys and girls of all abiliites!

Coaches are CRB checked and have FA Coaching Qualifications Levels 1 & 2 and FA Youth Coaching Qualifications 1 & 2.  The Clubs Welfare Officer ensures the safety and welfare of all children is paramount and is available to offer advice and support if required. We are an FA Chartered Standard Club and deliver a good quality community coaching programme in an enviroment that is safe, effective and child friendly.

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Young wannabe chefs battle out for place at Food Festival

Posted in: Latest News on Monday, April 15th, 2013
Young wannabe chefs battle out for place at Food Festival

Nine young would-be MasterChefs battled out for a place in the first finals of the Great Schools’ Cook Off at Exeter College this week with  Ruth Maddicks, 15 from Uffculme and Bethany Baines, 15, from St James School, Exeter celebrating as worthy winners through to the challenging final.

The young contestants, drawn from schools from Exeter and across Devon, were fighting for the unique opportunity to show off their culinary skills in the Cook Off final that will be live in front of the packed crowds of food enthusiasts expected at Exeter’s South West Food and Drink Festival after Easter.

Tasty treats created by the committed young chefs at the challenging competition held in the training kitchen at the college included pigeon wellington, cider pork, seafood tagliatelle and spicy smoked fishcake with  Ruth’s  choice of chicken stuffed with goats cheese and mushroom with lemon and mascarpone tart and Bethany’s rack of lamb and chocolate fondant taking top spots.

The competition, organised by the 14-16 department at Exeter College as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Exeter’s South West Food and Drink Festival and sponsored by Stagecoach, originated from an idea with Michael Caines, one of the Festival’s founders, governor at the college and founder and mentor for the college’s elite hospitality training academy – Michael Caines Academy.

“Working in partnership with the schools we devised this challenge to show the public that flock to the Food Festival each year the massive talent we have in the county for the high standard of catering and hospitality in our young people.” said Rob Bosworth, Assistant Principal Exeter College, “We are very proud of the achievements of all the catering and hospitality students that join the college, and we felt it was important to celebrate the talent of even younger students in the schools in the area.  And what a competition!”

The young pupils, all of whom had already won heats in their separate schools, were challenged to prepare and cook a two course meal not costing more than £7.50 in 90 minutes with the criteria of good organisation and management, good food hygiene and health and safety management, cooking and presentation skills and minimal waste of ingredients being judged by the college’s top lecturer chefs.

Proud winner Ruth Maddicks said “Being put through to the final was a privilege and I am very honoured I was chosen to take part in such a good experience. Using a commercial kitchen was definitely daunting, but it was interesting to see and use the facilities. I am excited and nervous about cooking at the food festival, but am definitely looking forward to it! Thank you for letting me have the experience, I very much enjoyed it.”

The winners of this weeks competition will now be gearing up for a head to head battle in the professional cookery theatre on the first day of the Exeter Food Festival where they will be judged by Michael Caines himself as well as guests  from Stagecoach in a pressurised performance that mirrors the popular TV Cook Off series.  Watched by all the semi finalists who will be congratulated by the Michelin starred chef and Food Festival VIPs,  the competition is just one of the new features of the Food Festival this year marking its 10th Anniversary showcasing the regions’ top food and drink producers.

Derek Phillips, Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink chairman said “The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is pleased to be involved with the Great Schools’ Cook Off competition. Not only does it encourage more children to cook, but this competition also makes the students aware of some of the great food and drink our region has produced. We know how enthusiastic everyone involved has been and how much hard work they have all put into creating some really interesting dishes. It was a very close competition, so we’d like to thank everyone who took part and urge supporters to come along on Friday 26th April to cheer the finalists on!”

By Lucy Lomas

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